Information & Facts
There is a taxi rank at the terminal. Taxis will have a set list
of prices, though you can negotiate them down.
Taxis are available at the terminal. Some hotels in Stone Town
offer shuttle services from the airport.
US$ 30 for international flights and US$ 5 for
The airport has a cafe/restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch
and dinner, as well as shops in the waiting area selling souvenirs,
gifts, and snack and beverages.
Swahili and English are the official languages. Several
indigenous languages are also spoken.
The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS),
divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in
US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major
currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. Foreign exchange
bureaux in the main towns usually offer a better rate on travellers
cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available in major cities only.
Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept
credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a 10%